IS Beheads Briton David Haines, Threatens to Execute Another Briton, Alan Henning

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The Islamic State (IS) released a video of beheading its British captive David Cawthorne Haines and threatening to execute another Briton, Alan Henning.

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A Sad "Islamic State" of Affairs: The Changed Landscape of Jihad

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The current situation in Syria and Iraq is presenting a much different challenge for the West and the Middle Eastern region than what it has experienced in the aftermath of 9-11 through the present.

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IS Supporters on Twitter React to Obama’s IS Speech

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Supporters of the Islamic State (IS) took to Twitter to respond to President Barack Obama’s speech wherein he outlined his approach for eradicating the group.

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The New Plan for Fighting ISIS: An Analysis

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Last night, President Obama laid out a plan to take on the Islamic State (IS), also known as the Islamic State of Iraq and Sham (ISIS). While there is much to applaud in this speech, there are also serious gaps and challenges in the President’s plan that endanger the success of the effort.

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The Spread of al-Nusra Front and the Continuing Threat from Al-Qaeda

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While most American attention has been on the threat posed by the Islamic State (IS), previously known as the Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham (ISIS), another danger has been building over the past few months. Since early July, al-Qaeda’s (AQ) affiliate in Syria, Jabhat al-Nusra (JN) or al-Nusra Front, has been quietly on the move.

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